A birth injury to a baby occurs due to a complication in the labor or delivery process. It has been estimated that, for every 1000 babies born in the U.S., five will be injured during birth. (Source: http://injury.findlaw.com/medical-malpractice/birth-injury-overview.html)
The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion for families, however this joy can be turned into heartache if your baby is injured during birth. Sometimes, complications can arise during the pregnancy and delivery of the child, which can cause injury to the baby. The cases involving birth injuries in Arizona can differ greatly. The most common scenarios either involve a doctor’s failure to properly assess or respond to a situation or injuries due to prenatal care.
For example, a birth injury case may be brought because of a doctor’s failure to recognize pregnancy disorders such as hypertension, failure to perform a necessary cesarean section, or a poor assessment of the health of the baby while it’s in the womb.
There are three important things families need to know about birth injury claims in Arizona.
First, it is imperative to recognize some birth injuries will result in your child needing lifelong care. Depending on your child’s diagnosis, they may need support to help them throughout their entire life especially if diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The three types of cerebral palsy are spastic, dyskinetic and ataxic.
The second fact to remember is that all birth injuries do not result in cerebral palsy. Another common injury is to the brachial plexus resulting in your child’s diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy. These injuries cause weakness or loss of movement in the arm.
Finally, the most important thing when facing a birth injury is to find someone you can trust to handle the case. As a physician, Dr. Grysen understands the trauma these injuries cause families and is the trusted choice to help guide you through a birth injury suit. Your child deserves the best treatment and Dr. Grysen will work to ensure you receive the compensation you need for his or her treatment.